Monthly Archives: November 2012

Funshine Friday: Devlin

Hanna-Barbera’s Devlin, an animated series inspired by Evel Knievel, originally ran on ABC from September to December of 1974. This was a rare dramatic cartoon from HB and the series focused on a traveling circus and a young stunt-riding team. … Continue reading

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Show Toppers: Phyllis

Phyllis, a spin-off series from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, starred Cloris Leachman as Phyllis Lindstrom. The sitcom ran for two seasons from September, 1975 to August, 1977. Phillis, originally Mary Tyler Moore’s landlady, moves with her daughter from Minneapolis … Continue reading

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Mood Music: The Rutles, ‘Get Up and Go’

I’m rather astonished to find that I haven’t dropped any Monty Python or Rutles on Bionic Disco readers yet. Let’s remedy that straight away with a clip from the TV mockumentary The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash which first … Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: Robert Redford in ‘The Hot Rock’

Diamond heist flick, The Hot Rock, released to theaters in January of 1972. This action-dramedy, based on a novel by Donald E. Westlake, was directed by Peter Yates and features a screenplay by William Goldman. Robert Redford stars as John … Continue reading

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Music for Monday: Gordon Lightfoot, ‘Sundown’

Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot released his tune “Sundown” in March of 1974 and it went to the very top of the charts both here in the US and in Canada. The song comes from the L.P. of the same name … Continue reading

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Rad Ads: Black Belt magazine (Nov. ’79)

In this edition of “Rad Ads” we execute a graceful crane-kick and leap back 33 years to the November, 1979 issue of Black Belt magazine. Peeking inside we find all sorts of goodies that warrant a second look; from “Kickin’ … Continue reading

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